Here are the expected starters for tonight:
- Martin Biron confirmed for the Islanders tonight according to Chris Botta of Islanders Point Blank. The 32-year-old backup is 2-6-2 with one shutout a 2.85 GAA and .912 SV%.
- Brian Elliot confirmed here. Due to the injury to Pascal Leclaire, the 24-year-old becomes the defacto starter in Ottawa.
- Dan Kamal, radio voice of the Thrashers, confirms Ondrej Pavelec facing Jimmy Howard.
- Semyon Varlamov confirmed by Tarik El-Bashir of The Washington Post. The young Russian is 8-1-2 with a 2.55 GAA and .916 SV% in 12 games.
- Dave Stubbs of Habs Inside/Out announces Marc Andre Fleury facing Carey Price tonight.
- Tim Thomas the first goalie off the ice, indicating he will start. Confirmed by John Bishop of Bruin.com via Twitter.
- Jonas “The Monster” Gustavsson confirmed here.
- Damian Cristodero’s Lightning Strikes expects Antero Niittymaki to start for the Lightning.
- Brian Boucher makes his third start of the year, according to Kevin Kurz’s On the Fly.